30 January 2009

And now it starts

Swiss has left to do his duty, to make this world a better place, and to do great things. Off to make us all proud, off to be the great soldier and man he is, and off to get sweaty, dirty and sandy. I miss him like hell already and my heart is heavy.

That was one hell of a Band-Aid.

So, my deployment cherry has officially been popped and in case you were wondering, no, I didn't do it with any grace or dignity at all. I was a red-eyed, teary, snotty mess. (Still am.)

Did I mention that I miss him? God, do I ever.

Thankfully, the countdown can finally start. 365,52,12... from here on out they will only get smaller. That is a very good thing.

Anyway, I must pack up our home here on post and go back to the real world meaning I will be off the radar for a few days. So, this is Tucker signing off once again. Thanks for all of your support and kindness... please keep Swiss in your prayers.



Bette said...

Finally, the clock's ticking in the right direction. Not that it's any great comfort right now.

You're both in my prayers.

LopsidedMom said...

Can you feel me hugging you all the way from here?!


kimba said...

I shed a tear or two for you two, if it helps...hell, I know it doesn't, but there it is.

I was a red-eyed, teary, snotty mess. Yup. Let it all hang out, sister. This is no fucking fun, and pretending it is doesn't help any sane people.

The first day just sucks. It really does get easier, but it's never easy. And Bette's right, counting in this direction really does, eventually, feel better - in a couple of weeks, you'll see. In the meantime, take care, and you have my number if you need it.

The Army Wife said...


You know we love ya, Tuck. Be sad, be miserable, cry your eyes out. There is nothing wrong with that, and just know that we ALL love you, and are giving you hugs from however far away we are.

slightly salty said...

I know it hurts. Hugs!